When is Sole Custody Awarded?

When is Sole Custody Awarded?

There are two main types of child custody that can be awarded: sole custody and shared parenting (commonly known as joint custody). Both parents will share parenting responsibilities. in a joint custody arrangement, however only one parent will be primarily responsible in a sole custody arrangement. The court typically prefers joint custody arrangements, since most […]
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FAQs About Child Visitation in Ohio

FAQs About Child Visitation in Ohio

It is usually in a child’s best interest to spend time with both parents, which is why the court often grants the non-custodial parent visitation rights. Many parents do not know much about visitation, or their rights to spend time with their child even if they are not the custodial parent. To learn more about […]
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Can You Stop Your Ex From Moving Away With the Kids?

Can You Stop Your Ex From Moving Away With the Kids?

It can be heartbreaking for a noncustodial parent to find out that his ex-spouse is planning on moving away with the kids. If the children are located in a different city or state, it can be much harder for the noncustodial parent to be present in their lives. Because of this, many noncustodial parents want […]
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Why Sharing Custody is Best For Children

Why Sharing Custody is Best For Children

A judge will consider a number of factors before deciding child custody. But above all else, the judge will consider what type of custody arrangement is in the child’s best interests. The court typically finds that sharing custody is best for children, and now there is a scientific study that agrees with this line of […]
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The Best Strategies For Shared Parenting

The Best Strategies For Shared Parenting

After a divorce, many parents are awarded joint custody of their children. A joint custody agreement typically means both parents will get to spend a significant amount of time with their children. There are several ways that parents can handle this type of shared parenting arrangement. Here’s a look at some of the best strategies […]
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How to Bond With Your Children With Limited Visitation Time

How to Bond With Your Children With Limited Visitation Time

The judge presiding over your divorce will determine what type of custody arrangement is in the best interest of your child. Joint custody is often the best choice so kids can spend equal time with both of their parents. But sometimes, a judge will decide that it is best for one parent to be awarded […]
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What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Violates the Child Custody Order

What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Violates the Child Custody Order

Sometimes, an ex-spouse may still be holding onto some negative feelings after a divorce. But, no matter how negatively an ex-spouse feels, he cannot refuse to comply with the terms of the child custody order. If your ex-spouse is violating the child custody order, it’s important to understand what to do. Common Violations of Child […]
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The Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Ohio

The Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Ohio

Both mothers and fathers have certain rights that are protected by law. But unfortunately, the rights of unmarried fathers in Ohio are limited. An unmarried father does not have any rights to his children until he has taken legal action and obtained a court order. Do what’s best for your children by fighting for the […]
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What Questions to Expect At A Child Custody Hearing

What Questions to Expect At A Child Custody Hearing

Divorcing parents are encouraged to come up with a child custody arrangement on their own. But, this doesn’t work if one parent is unwilling to cooperate or compromise. If parents cannot come to a decision on their own, a judge will have the final say instead. The judge presiding over the case will need to […]
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Can A Criminal Record Affect Visitation Rights?

Can A Criminal Record Affect Visitation Rights?

In the majority of divorce cases, the court will find that it is in the child’s best interests to spend time with both parents. But, the judge may not take this stance if one of the parents is seen as unstable or dangerous. Can a criminal record affect visitation rights? In some cases, yes. Here’s […]
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